Textured felt pillow cover made combing silk fabric and merino wool. It’s pure white, the silk makes it whiter than if it was only wool on it’s own, yet it’s still that lovely milky white, not bright snow white.
All pillows are made to order via my Etsy shop or you can e-mail me at red2white at btinternet dot com.
It’s Small Business Saturday on December 6th. I know that many are not in a position to buy handmade but if you are, please do. You will not only support an artist/maker but also help to preserve traditional skills and support slow movement instead of imported mass production.
I have added few more scarves to the SALE section in my shop, some are eco dyed or printed silks and some are felted.
All made to order items need to be purchased 10 working days before the posting dates.
For all Christmas Delivery Dates, please, see details on Royal Mail website, here are few for some parts of the world
|Wednesday 3 December||Asia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand|
|Thursday 4 December||Australia|
|Friday 5 December||Africa, Caribbean, Central & South America, Middle East|
|Monday 8 December||Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece|
|Tuesday 9 December||Canada, Poland|
|Friday 12 December||USA|
|Saturday 13 December||Western Europe (excluding Greece, Poland)|
|Thursday 18 December||2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For®|
|Saturday 20 December||1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For®|
|Tuesday 23 December||Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed|
More n e s t design in natural off white and natural grey merino with addition of silk, wool nepps and curly wool.
To create a strong and durable yet not bulky fabric I usually lay the fibre large and then shrink a lot. Physically demanding at times I enjoy this process as much as when I was introduced to felting.
I am still very much drown to natural whites and greys. To me they are really colourful. Each type whether it be wool, hair, silks… has its own hue and sheen. It’s always a different white and different texture of each fibre enhances this even more. Add silky mohair to merino or coarse Welsh wool and you get two very different fabrics. Right now there are other very colourful projects on my mind but none of them includes wool. But it’s at the moment, who knows where the inspiration and feelings will lead, it’s good to be open and not to rationalize too much.
I wanted to create a collection with a simple aesthetic focusing on richness of colours and textures as found in the nature. Also, in the summer I came across real birds nests and admired the form and the way they were constructed. Almost a cross between waving and felting.
It inspired the circle shape and overlaps with another theme – oneness. They both include, protect and welcome and are place of rest.
New addition to the Nest collection, throw pillow handfelted from merino wool and angora. It’s angora which gives this wool cushion colour – varying from light to mid grey and light to mid brown. And since it’s classified as hair, not wool (wool coming only from sheep), it gives the surface lovely fuzzy finish.
available to order
Part of the Nest collection – cushion covers created around the idea of nest as a cosy, safe, welcoming and warm place.
Felted from merino wool with rich silk and bamboo texture in the middle.
and two similar in coral pink, dyed with madder and cochineal
the following is available and will be in the shop soon
I think oneness is a beautiful thing.
This is an-going theme; I am drawn to this word and concept:
The human desire to belong, to be part of, to be in,
not only physically but also the inner desire for mutual understanding, the total relaxation which is found in friendship and marriage..
The elements which constitute oneness and unity, but also what disturbs & breaks it.
How it manifests itself.
Few descriptions from The Free Dictionary which I like -
- the state of being one, united, in agreement
- a state or condition of perfect harmony or accord
- unison; agreement: oneness of mind
- unity of thought, feeling, aim, etc.; harmony; concord.
merino wool, silk, horse hair
felt & stitch
I have been felting again for some time now but am behind with taking photos. I hope to catch up on this front soon.
And when I go back to felt I go back to the wool as it is. I like to work with whites and grey so so very much!
Here is FOG, an infinity scarf made of finest merino, silk and alpaca. It’s now available and can be made in other sizes and also as an open scarf.
When I exhaust all colours which natural fleeces provide I hope to start adding colour to these.
and a process image